Once a Prisoner

Once a Prisoner

Romans 3:9-20 contains a simple formula to remember: God is salvation; the rest of us are in need of salvation. In these verses, Paul lays out a solid foundation for his teaching of salvation by grace through faith. He implies … Read the rest

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Living and Dying Well

Living and Dying Well

My cell phone rang at a stoplight. “It’s cancer.” My body sagged into itself. Though my husband had gotten work, we were still digging out from the financial reversals of a layoff. How would we afford cancer? How was I … Read the rest

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Faith Alone

Faith Alone

In English class we learned that a phrase like faith alone is a conceptual unit but not a complete sentence. It lacks a verb and fails to answer the standard questions who, what, where, when, why, and how. But in … Read the rest

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Current Issue

Current Issue

The May-June 2017 issue of the Bible Advocate is now available.

Read it online now, or download the PDF in English or Spanish.… Read the rest

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The Book

The Book

Imagine . . . three children arrive at an old mansion to spend their summer with stodgy relatives. Left to themselves on a rainy afternoon, they discover a colossal attic with giant maps and colorful flags draped on its walls. … Read the rest

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Integrity of Scripture

Integrity of Scripture

Christianity is a truth claim about reality. A Christian believes that the Bible is the Word of God, that it rightly records the origin of the universe and all that exists in it. The Bible also reveals God’s divine interventions … Read the rest

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Scripture in Community

Scripture in Community

Alone with the unknown creature, the blind man caressed its skin, memorizing each wrinkle and marveling at the gentle strength of the tall, snakelike animal. “Come! Come see this animal! I’ve never met anything like it!” he called to his … Read the rest

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Bible Beauty

Bible Beauty

When you hear the word modesty, what comes to mind? A woman covered from head to toe?

Our minds should go to the words of Paul and Peter:

Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly … Read the rest

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Hidden in the Heart

Hidden in the Heart

I’ve done my part to keep the Bible at the top of the bestseller list year after year. At least twenty copies of God’s Word line my bookshelves, and I’ve read them all. I’ve also memorized lengthy passages, providing even … Read the rest

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Praying Psalms

Praying Psalms

Prayer has always been difficult for us. We are pastors and must give advice on how to pray, but we hardly even knew how. It became clear that we needed a guide, both personally and for those we shepherd, because … Read the rest

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